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20th Nov '17 8:02:33 PM PaulA
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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Human Nature'' (which was later adapted for the TV series, but without this aspect), one of the members of the Family is a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifter]] who can imitate any animal he's eaten part of, including humans. If he does it while they're alive, he can also gain their memories.

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* In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Human Nature'' (which was later adapted for the TV series, but without this aspect), ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresHumanNature Human Nature]]'', one of the members of the Family is a [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shape-shifter]] who can imitate any animal he's eaten part of, including humans. If he does it while they're alive, he can also gain their memories.
13th Oct '17 1:33:42 PM Prometheus117
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* The ninth of the Espada in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has a power to assimilate devoured foes. [[spoiler:This allows him to assimilate another Hollow, which could itself assimilate shinigami. Unfortunately, this was the very Hollow which possessed Rukia's mentor, and gave him access to his memories and allowed him to seriously MindScrew her.]] Other Hollows also get stronger by devouring other souls, but Aaroniero is the only one who also gains their [[PowerCopying special abilities]].

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The ninth of the 9th Espada in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has a power to assimilate devoured foes. [[spoiler:This allows him to assimilate another Hollow, which could itself assimilate shinigami. Unfortunately, this was the very Hollow which possessed Rukia's mentor, and gave him access to his memories and allowed him to seriously MindScrew her.]] Other Hollows also get stronger by devouring other souls, but Aaroniero is the only one who also gains their [[PowerCopying special abilities]].abilities]].
** Liltotto Lamperd of the Vandenreich is revealed to have this power as a secondary effect of her power [[VillainousGlutton The Glutton]] [[AllThereInTheManual in the Bleach novels]]. Specifically, if what she eats possesses a special ability, she can use that ability once her meal digests. This power works on fellow Sternritter [[spoiler:like Pepe's [[MindManipulation The Love]] after she eats him in vengeance]] and even Hollows [[spoiler:like Loly's [[PoisonousPerson Resurreccion]] after she eats parts of it]], which would normally be toxic to a Quincy.
24th Sep '17 1:46:17 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', this is speculated to have something to do with why Titans devour humans. [[spoiler: If their victim possessed a special power, they absorb it. Ymir became a Titan Shifter after devouring Marcel, while Hange speculates that the factions pursuing Eren intend to gain the [[MindControl Coordinate]] through this method]].

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', this is speculated to have something to do with why Titans devour humans. [[spoiler: If their victim possessed a special power, they absorb it. Ymir became Cannibalism is the preferred method to transfer the power of the Nine Titans from one host to another. When a Titan Shifter after devouring Marcel, while Hange speculates that consumes the factions pursuing Eren intend current vessel, their powers and memories are inherited to gain create a new vessel. This normally involves a ritual where the [[MindControl Coordinate]] through this method]].current vessel is ChainedToARock and their successor eats them as a mindless Titan]].
9th Sep '17 5:45:29 PM nombretomado
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* From CerberusDailyNews, we have "Devour The Hearts Of [=NKaria's=] Adversaries So That You May Take Their Power For Yourself", a side-scrolling platformer from [=NKaria=]. Distribution is banned in at least one of the setting's nations due to extreme gore, subversive religious themes, and depictions of intense violence.

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* From CerberusDailyNews, ''Roleplay/CerberusDailyNews'', we have "Devour The Hearts Of [=NKaria's=] Adversaries So That You May Take Their Power For Yourself", a side-scrolling platformer from [=NKaria=]. Distribution is banned in at least one of the setting's nations due to extreme gore, subversive religious themes, and depictions of intense violence.
3rd Sep '17 8:27:19 PM Qube
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** The sequel takes it a step further; Heller gains new viral abilities by consuming other Evolved who already possess those powers.
23rd Aug '17 12:14:50 AM PaulA
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* The BigBad in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'' is a shapeshifting troll that can and has eaten many people, which then allows her to take on the form of the person and access their knowledge. She can also take on the forms of animals, though it isn't stated if she had to eat them as well.

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* The BigBad in ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Reserved for the Cat]]'' ''Literature/ReservedForTheCat'' is a shapeshifting troll that can and has eaten many people, which then allows her to take on the form of the person and access their knowledge. She can also take on the forms of animals, though it isn't stated if she had to eat them as well.
23rd Jul '17 2:30:25 AM darkemyst
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* Vampires in ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' can gain powers and strength by eating older and more powerful vampires.
20th Jul '17 11:33:48 PM ShadictheHedgehog
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[spoiler: Charlotte Linlin, AKA "Big Mom" of the Four Emperors, gained the power of her Soul Soul Fruit after her caretaker, Mother Caramel, "disappeared" on Linlin's sixth birthday. What makes it this trope is that Mother Caramel was earlier shown to already have that power and it's heavily implied that Caramel was eaten by Linlin.]] This implies that a Devil Fruit's power can be gained by eating someone who has already eaten that particular Devil Fruit.
8th Jul '17 2:45:46 PM ImaginaryMetroid
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** In ''Imperishable Night'', several of the {{youkai}} in the player teams suggest to their human counterparts that they eat the immortal [[BonusBoss Mokou Fujiwara's]] guts/liver, saying that a human eating an immortal's guts would grant them immortality as well. Yuyuko, on the other hand, considers eating Mokou's guts herself despite being a youkai, [[ImAHumanitarian just because she thinks it'd be tasty]].

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** In ''Imperishable Night'', several of the {{youkai}} in the player teams suggest to their human counterparts that they eat the immortal [[BonusBoss Mokou Fujiwara's]] guts/liver, saying that a human eating an immortal's guts would grant them immortality as well. Yuyuko, on the other hand, considers eating Mokou's guts herself despite being a youkai, ghost, [[ImAHumanitarian just because she thinks it'd be tasty]].
19th Jun '17 7:04:59 AM Doug86
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* Everyman, initially from the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' series at Creator/DCComics, can assume the shape of any being he's consumed a sample of. Since [[{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] was the one approving the power he got, giving "eats people" to a guy named [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] was probably deliberate.

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* Everyman, initially from the ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' series at Creator/DCComics, can assume the shape of any being he's consumed a sample of. Since [[{{Superman}} Lex Luthor]] ComicBook/LexLuthor was the one approving the power he got, giving "eats people" to a guy named [[SilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]] was probably deliberate.
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